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Bike route: All roads lead to next year’s Tour

For my final column of 2017, I wanted to go out with a bang and tackle one of Yorkshire’s true landmark climbs but the ice and snow forced me into a rethink.

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Bike route: Wonderful place to park and ride

I was visiting Roundhay Park this week so decided to take my bike along and take a trip into Nidderdale afterwards and then on to the Dales.

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Annie Simpson in action.

Tour de Yorkshire: Steady progress of women’s race welcomed by Annie Simpson

THE TOUR de Yorkshire continues to blaze a trail for women’s cycling and doubling the length of the race has been hailed as another important step forward.

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Scott Thwaites

Tour de Yorkshire: Scott Thwaites targeting glory in home showpiece

LOCAL HERO Scott Thwaites has pledged to “go down fighting” when the Tour de Yorkshire visits his home roads next May.

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I'LL BE BACK: Mark Cavendish, right, with Christian Prudhomme, general director of the Tour de France, at a press conference at The Piece Hall in Halifax, to unveil the full route of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Tour de Yorkshire: Mark Cavendish plots his return to Yorkshire’s mean streets

ALL EYES are likely to be focused in one direction when the fourth Tour de Yorkshire begins next May.

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Beverley chosen as starting point for biggest-ever Tour de Yorkshire ahead of grand finale in Leeds

NEXT YEAR’S Tour de Yorkshire will begin in Beverley and cover 711 km before finishing in Leeds three days later.

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Leeds will host finish to Tour de Yorkshire in 2018

LEEDS will host the finish to next year’s extended Tour de Yorkshire, marking the first time the city centre has hosted world class cycling since the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France sparked the region’s love affair with the sport.

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Bike Route: The Wolds held a few surprises

Bike Route: The Wolds held a few surprises

When I plan these rides I like to plot them on an online map beforehand, upload them to my bike computer, and then follow them later that day.

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Bike route: In shadow of Emley Moor mast

Bike route: In shadow of Emley Moor mast

After a cold and blustery ride last week I made sure I was suitably wrapped up this time around as I sampled some hard riding on the South/West Yorkshire border.

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Bike Route: Wind power played a large part

Bike Route: Wind power played a large part

I headed into the North York Moors for this week’s ride and took on one of the toughest loops I’ve ever undertaken for this column.

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Potholes could lead the deaths of cyclists if not repaired.

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.
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Ed Clancy is back on the gold trail.

Ed Clancy sets sights on more golden moments

Yorkshire’s most decorated Olympian made a successful return to the track at the weekend, but was quick to shift his focus – and that of his team – towards the serious matter of next Spring’s world championships.

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Yorkshire rules: Great Britain's Ollie Wood (left) and Ed Clancy (right) celebrate winning the Mens Team Pursuit at the TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, Manchester. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Team pursuit squad has work to do for worlds - Clancy

Ed Clancy’s long-awaited return to track racing brought a familiar golden feeling in the men’s team pursuit at the Track World Cup in Manchester, but the three-time Olympic champion is already planning ways to get better.

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Great Britain's Katie Archibald leads Neah Evans, Emily Nelson and Elinor Barker on their way to winning the Women's Team Pursuit. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

Track World Cup: Barker and Archibald enjoy track gold rush

Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker collected their second gold medals of the weekend by helping Great Britain to a comfortable victory in the women’s team pursuit at the Track World Cup in Manchester.

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The River Aire winds it's way out of Skipton towards Gargrave.

Bike Route: Some old haunts off beaten track

I broke with tradition this week and instead of my usual looped rides, I took a more linear route which took me in a north easterly direction from Keighley to Settle.

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Great Britain team pursuit riders: Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Oliver Wood and Kian Emadi.

Amateur team chase unlikely medal in Manchester

Team KGF’s rags-to-riches story continued at the Track World Cup on Friday night as the amateur squad qualified for the bronze medal race in the men’s team pursuit.

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Great Britain's Ollie Wood. Picture: Adam Davy/PA.

Ollie Wood sets off in in pursuit of fulfilling his Tokyo dream

For years now, Yorkshire has been able to boast one of the greatest team pursuit cyclists in the history of the discipline – Ed Clancy.

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Skipwith Common at Skipwith near York.

Bike Route: A ride with autumn at its best

I picked a perfect day for this week’s column – the sun was shining, there was no wind, and I was riding on almost exclusively dry roads.

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Roche Abbey

Bike Route: Beauty hidden in a quiet corner

After taking a spin on my mountain bike for last week’s column, I was back on my trusty road bike this time around and exploring a corridor of South Yorkshire countryside nestled between the M18 and A1.

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Brian Cookson, the former president of the International Cycling Union

Innovative Cookson was architect of his own downfall

Brian Cookson has suggested the Cycling Independent Reform Commission he created in 2013 could have led to the failure of his bid for re-election as president of the UCI.

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